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Sit back, grab a cup and let's talk about Earl Grey. It's a classic, and just about every company has one. Some have variations: Lady Grey, Earl Grey with lime, Earl Grey with lemon, the list goes on. It was actually my "gateway" tea - it was Twinings Earl Grey that got me interested in tea, and then I found out that there was a Lady Grey variant. That led to looking at teas on Amazon and then I learned about the big world of loose leaf tea.
I know what you are thinking. What's a schizandra berry? That was my first thought too, and my second was that I really wanted to try a tea that featured this mysterious berry. I'll get back to the berry in a minute. Thank you to Da Cha Teas for providing me with a review sample.
There is something special about Taiwanese teas. Sanne Tea (pronounced 'sanity') is committed to providing teas that are 100% pesticide free and fully grown and processed in Taiwan. Lulu, the owner, is a very hands-on owner and is really delightful to talk with. She is from Taiwan but lives in the US now, and she started her company because she struggled to find quality Taiwanese teas here.
M&K's Tea was nice enough to provide some samples for me to review. As I was preparing to write this post I spent some time on their website. What an interesting company! Sometimes I see tea sites and get the feeling that they slapped labels on six or seven teas that they bought wholesale and then set up a website. M&K's story couldn't be further from that.